‘Lightly felt’ earthquake reported in southern Ontario originating near Buffalo, N.Y.

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Strongest Buffalo-Niagara earthquake in 40 years
WATCH ABOVE: It was comparatively weak, but the earthquake that rattled Buffalo and Niagara Monday morning was the most powerful in the area in four decades. Sean O’Shea reports – Feb 6, 2023

Residents in southern Ontario reported they “lightly felt” a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that had originated just south of the border near Buffalo, N.Y., on Monday.

The earthquake was reported in West Seneca, N.Y. — just southeast of Buffalo — at around 6:15 a.m.

It was initially reported by Earthquakes Canada at a 4.2 magnitude but was later downgraded to 3.8 magnitude earthquake by American government agencies.

Earthquakes Canada said there are “no reports of damage, and none would be expected.”

Users took to Twitter and listed areas in southern Ontario such as the Niagara, St. Catharines and Hamilton areas where they said they felt tremors and shaking from the earthquake.

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Meanwhile in Turkey and Syria, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded there toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1,900 people on Monday.

Hundreds of more people are still believed to be trapped underneath rubble and the death toll is expected to rise.


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